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Welcome to ACDA West Conference 2019 The Art of Moving!  Be open to new friends, new ideas, new experiences. Enjoy!

STATEMENT OF EMPOWERMENT:
ACDA recognizes that Art can provoke; therefore, during the course of the conference, participants are empowered to remove themselves from conference activities.

To All Conference Participants:
Just a reminder...The adjudication process is structured to ensure that feedback and the selection process is as objective as possible.

Adjudicators do not know the names of schools or choreographers presenting work in the adjudication concerts. In order to keep the integrity of this ACDA policy and process in tact through the adjudicators’ final decision, it is necessary to ask all conference participants to avoid conversation with adjudicators about the adjudicated dances, the adjudication process, or their comments during the feedback sessionIn addition, please do not discuss your school’s programs or your own work with the adjudicators. Your full cooperation is being requested for the enjoyment of all conference participants, including the adjudicators!

Thank you in advance!

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Wednesday, February 27
 

TBA

Overview - Wednesday
Time                                    Activity                                                                  Location
8:00AM-5:00PM         Information/RegistrationSPX                  Lobby
8:30am-5:10pm          Concert Techs                                                    Hammer Theatre
8:30AM-10:00AM     Session I                                                                 Studios
10:30AM-12:00PM  Session II and Faculty Only Class              Studios
12:00PM-1:30PM     Lunch, Rehearsal Space Available Sign up@ Registration, Informal Rehearsal (optional)
2:00-3:30 PM               Session III, and Informal Concert # 1  Studios/SPX 216
4:00PM-5:00PM        Meet the Adjudicators                                  SPX 216
5:00PM-6:45 PM       Dinner (On your own)
7:15PM                            Adjudication Concert # 1                           Hammer Theatre


Wednesday February 27, 2019 TBA

8:00am PST

8:30am PST

Ballet - Intermediate
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience full expression of the body through ballet technique. This class is designed to practice intermediate ballet technique while allowing the body to vigorously move through space. An emphasis will be placed on the efficient and effective use of the body as well as dynamic alignment.

Teachers
KA

Karryn Allen

Faculty, Mem., Scottsdale Community College
Karryn Allen has been teaching and choreographing in the Phoenix area for the last seventeen years and is delighted to be teaching at ACDA again. She holds an MFA in Dance from ASU and currently works as Residential faculty at Scottsdale Community College and the Co-director of the... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
New Ballet Studio B

8:30am PST

Contemporary Fusion (Int)
Limited Capacity filling up

This class is a Contemporary class that fuses ballet and modern dance styles. The class, while fusing classical movement with modern dance styles, will be high energy and designed to emphasize improving performance quality in participants.

Teachers
AP

Alex Patrick

Faculty, Mem., Glendale Community College
L. Alexander Patrick, PhD. relocated to Phoenix, from New Orleans, LA is currently serving in the Department of Social Sciences as residential faculty at Glendale Community College. Prior to and throughout his dancing timeline, he continued to enjoy being a theater performer. Alex... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hammer 4

8:30am PST

Dance Because You Love It
Limited Capacity filling up

Lawton's dance training and study of yoga deeply influence her class and pedagogy of
movement. Detailed instructions of optimum alignment, breath, and connectivity to the earth are the hallmarks of her classes. The class starts slow and builds upon thematic principles including lower back alignment, focus through the eyes, and expressiveness while dancing. Drawing from ballet techniques in center, rhythmic patterns when traveling across the floor and use of weight, directed energy, and fearlessness in the final combination, her classes are a celebration through dancing.

Teachers
avatar for Dana Lawton

Dana Lawton

ACDA Board Member/Fac. Rep, Saint Mary's College
Artistic Director of Dana Lawton Dances, a modern dance company in the Bay Area, Dana is a tenured faculty member at Saint Mary's College in the Performing Arts Department, a faculty member at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center and Co-Director of the Enchanted Ridge Dance Workshop.Dana Lawton... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Dance Theatre SPX 216 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

8:30am PST

Dancing with My Grandmother: An Approach to Choreography
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover new movement possibilities through an exploration of ancestral stories.

Teachers
YS

Yuki Shiroma

Faculty Rep., Member, University of Hawaii
Yukie Shiroma, faculty at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been studying modern dance with Betty Jones and Okinawan dance with Cheryl Nakasone for over 35 years. She received her MFA degree in dance from the UHM in 1987 and started the dance program at Mid-Pacific Institute... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 106

8:30am PST

Fall and Recover: A Modern Dance Class (Int)
Limited Capacity seats available

Enhance your Modern Dance technique in this fall and recover session based in the teachings of Doris Humphrey. Class work will explore the use of rebounding momentum and spine articulation to initiate transfer of weight and change in direction while finding balance and an increased range of motion. This workshop is best suited for intermediate level dancers and above.

Teachers
avatar for Dayna DeFilippis

Dayna DeFilippis

Faculty, Mem., Truckee Meadows Community College
Dayna DeFilippis is the Dance, Exercise and Human Movement Instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV where she teaches all levels of dance technique as well as improvisation, composition and dance appreciation. Prior to teaching in Reno, Dayna was the Director of... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
New Ballet Studio E

8:30am PST

Loving Yourself Well
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

As a dancer, it is easy to find yourself working through thoughts of comparison almost constantly. What does it look like to break the cycles of competition and self-hatred in the rehearsal and performance environment? In this class, we will openly discuss this tough topic and move together in some exercises to love your body and your movement into a more sustainable dance career

Teachers
avatar for Whitney Hancock

Whitney Hancock

Faculty Rep., Non-Mem.-Institution, Redding City Dance Company
Artistic Director and Founding Member of Redding City Dance Company, Whitney garnered most of her movement training as a Dance BA graduate of Arizona State University.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
New Ballet Studio A

8:30am PST

Modern/Contemporary (Adv)
Limited Capacity filling up

This class will challenge students to find fullness and range in their dancing through activities focusing on opposition, initiation, and the core. In addition, there will be a concentration on the relationship between one’s body, the gravitational forces that influence it, and the floor. Participants will study momentum and inertia and how to harness both.

Teachers
NB

Nick Blaylock

Faculty, Mem., Southern Utah University
Nick Blaylock is a dancer/choreographer and Assistant Professor of Dance at Southern Utah University. His performative and creative work have been showcased throughout the United States.


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 204

8:30am PST

Strength and Conditioning for Dancers (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A modern-based dance class that focuses on gaining full body strength, endurance and power utilizing dance-specific vocabulary, quadrupedal/”animal flow” style movement, and functional strength movements.

Teachers
SM

Shauna Meredith

Faculty, Mem., Scottsdale Community College
A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Shauna Meredith is a dance performer, choreographer and movement educator. She has spent the last five years teaching dance students how to optimize their performance and prevent injuries through supplemental training and appropriate nutrition intake... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 201

8:30am PST

Tech
8:30-8:50a Grand Canyon
8:50-9:10a

9:15-9:35a Humboldt State University

9:40-10:00a San Jose City College

10:20-10:40a Chandler Gilbert
10:40-11:00a Chandler Gilbert

11:05-11:25a Sonoma State
11:25-11:45a Sonoma State

12:55-1:20p Scottsdale CC
1:20-1:40p Scottsdale (props)

1:45-2:05p Southern Utah
2:05-2:25p Southern Utah

2:30-2:50p Glendale CC
2:50-3:10p Glendale CC

3:25-3:45p Univ of Hawaii

3:50-4:10p Santa Rosa Junior College

4:15-4:35p Modesto Junior College
4:35-4:55p Modesto Junior College


Wednesday February 27, 2019 8:30am - 5:10pm PST
Hammer Theatre

10:30am PST

Classic Tap
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This class will focus on the fundamental foot work and techniques of tap dancing and rhythm. Students with some or no tap experience will benefit from this class.

Teachers
JY

Jill Yager

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State
Jill Yager is a dancer, choreographer, and instructor of Jazz I, II, and III. She earned a BS in Kinesiology with a Minor in Dance from San José State University. Performance credits include Best from the Bay: A Community Concert for Dance Educators of America, Hotel Sofitel's April... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Washington Square 106

10:30am PST

Contemporary Fusion (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This class will utilize contemporary vocabulary with the influence of hyper-mobile techniques. It is a cross pollination of contemporary movement styles with technical and intricate articulation. The class will encourage and expose dancers to spontaneity and personal interpretation. Not required, but highly recommended kneepads, as we will explore heavily the usage of floor-work and the prevention of injuries through intense athleticism.

Teachers
avatar for Nhan Ho

Nhan Ho

Faculty, Mem., Modesto Junior College
Nhan Ho, an emerging artist from Sacramento, California, is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, director, and mentor. He is most known for his fusion of dance styles and movements. Nhan has always been inspired and intrigued in the exploration of movements through kinesthetic teaching... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
New Ballet Studio A

10:30am PST

Contemporary Movement (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dancers will be led through a sensory and guided improv warm-up. Following the warm-up will be instruction on a Contemporary phrase.

Teachers
avatar for Kyleigh Carlson

Kyleigh Carlson

Faculty Rep., Member, Humboldt State University
Kyleigh P. Carlson is originally from Sacramento California. Some of her professional credits include, The Sacramento Ballet, CORE Contemporary Dance and comedian Hannibal Buress. Kyleigh graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Dance. During her... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Washington Square 204

10:30am PST

Jazz
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps.

Teachers
DS

Dominique Serapio

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
New Ballet Studio E

10:30am PST

Lead and Follow a Language and Technique (Beg/Int)
Limited Capacity filling up

An introduction to Latin Ballroom techniques in Rumba, Cha Cha and Salsa
(Latin heels recommended but not required)


Teachers
avatar for Jedidiah Taylor

Jedidiah Taylor

Faculty Rep., Non-Mem.-Institution, Redding City Dance Company
Jedidiah Taylor is a dancer and choreographer from San Diego California. He has danced with Mojalet Dance Collective, performed Jean Isaacs' work at Trolley dances 2014, danced with Artesan Dance Company and currently dances with and choreographs for Redding City Dance Company. Jedidiah... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hammer 4

10:30am PST

Yoga
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dharma yoga is a classical yoga class that starts with a flowing warm up and slows
down in poses creating a sense of inner peace. The class finishes with breath control
to calm the mind, relaxation to recharge the body and concentration for self-knowledge.

Teachers
RB

Raphael Boumaila

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
New Ballet Studio B

10:30am PST

Love the X: Modern Dance and the Power of YOU (Faculty Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

This dance class uses the somatic movement principles of Bartenieff to get us moving. We will start on the floor in the X and developmentally progress to standing and moving through space. I am interested in the forces of gravity and how they play with us and how we play with them in return. I am interested in how dancing moves us both physically and emotionally to find our power to change and transform in the moment with movement. I am energized by community and the uniqueness of each person in the room. Come dance with other teachers in a judgement-free space!

Teachers
CD

Cathy Davalos

Faculty, Mem., Saint Mary's College
CatherineMarie Davalos makes dances questioning heteronormativity using a feminist, Latina, and Chicana perspective. The Davalos Dance Company performs regularly in the Bay Area and also in Italy; their latest work, Radical Acts of Love has been well-received by both local and international... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Washington Square 201

10:30am PST

12:00pm PST

Lunch
Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PST

12:00pm PST

Rehearsal Space Available
Space open - sign up at Registration

Wednesday February 27, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PST
SPX Lobby-Registration area Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

2:00pm PST

Brazilian Contemporary (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity filling up

These classes incorporate modern dance techniques along with Brazilian contemporary floor work and cultural influences, progressions across the floor, partner work, improv, and choreographed combos.

Teachers
avatar for Alicia Nascimento

Alicia Nascimento

Faculty, Mem., Grand Canyon University
Alicia-Lynn Nascimento Castro transitioned into dance after training as an elite gymnast. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in dance. In Philadelphia she continued her dance training with Philadanco then moved to Denver where she danced with Cleo Parker Robinson... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Washington Square 204

2:00pm PST

Contemporary Dance (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity filling up

This Contemporary Dance class will begin with a dynamic and sensory warm-up, incorporating integrated and full-bodied movement. With sound anatomical alignment and technical versatility, the class will explore ideas of release, momentum, inversion and articulation. Class progresses into rigorous, kinetic and complex phrase work that is athletic, lush and highly physical. Kristen’s style and aesthetic is greatly informed by her work with the Doug Elkins Dance Company (NYC), as well as classical and contemporary dance techniques, yoga, martial arts, hip-hop and improvisation. This class is geared toward challenging the dancer to make bold and powerful choices in a safe and healthy way while building a sense of community and support in the space.

Teachers
avatar for Kristen Daley

Kristen Daley

Faculty, Mem., Sonoma State University
Kristen Daley is currently a Professor and Dance Program Director at Sonoma State University. She toured Europe, Canada and much of the United States for seven years with the critically acclaimed, Bessie-award winning Doug Elkins Dance Company (NYC). She has worked with many Seattle... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
New Ballet Studio E

2:00pm PST

Gaga
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Narahin. Class is improvisational in nature and focuses on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensation.

Teachers
PV

Paul Vickers

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
New Ballet Studio A

2:00pm PST

Intro to Improvisation
Limited Capacity filling up

This class focuses on structured individual improvisation, starting with the familiar and allowing students to let go, free the mind, and explore with the intuition. This will build upon on the dynamic/energy/progression of the class session. People new or growing into their understanding of Improvisation are encouraged to attend as this will be a safe place to explore the experience of working through movement spontaneously.




Teachers
HB

Holly Brosius

Faculty, Mem., San Jose City College
Holly Lampe Brosius graduated with an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and a BA degree in Dance from San Jose State University. She has taught and choreographed across the United States. Her performance and choreography experience encompasses Musical Theatre... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Washington Square 201
  Class, All

2:00pm PST

Street Style Choreography (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity filling up

I teach this class by pulling from street style foundations with commercial dance discipline, incorporating my styles and experiences into movement. We will begin with a full body warm-up with full on grooving and conditioning. If a specific street style is incorporated we will cover basic techniques both in warm-up and across the floor. No matter what the combination, we always go FULL OUT!

Past styles have included Locking, House, Waacking

Teachers
FM

Farrah McAdam

Faculty, Mem., Sonoma State University
Farrah McAdam is a faculty member at Sonoma State University and a performer, choreographer and educator in Northern California. She currently performs with CALI&CO Dance and Jenna Valez and recently premiered her newest work, “code em” (2018), which featured an all POC collaborative... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Hammer 4

2:00pm PST

Urban Jazz
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Urban Jazz dance is fast and fun. It uses upbeat music and leaps and turns to interpret traditional and not-so-traditional movements. Challenging the rules and foundations of classic jazz by mixing hiphop and the latest dance steps.

Teachers
DS

Dominique Serapio

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
New Ballet Studio B

2:00pm PST

Urban Jazz (Int)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Urban Electronic Jazz is a blend of traditional jazz technique and tutting, jitting and contemporary styles. Focus is on complex rhythms and patterns, energy, endurance and musicality. Students are encouraged to take risks, explore their unique style and master speed, strength and flexibility.

Teachers
avatar for Casandra Hillman

Casandra Hillman

Faculty, Mem., Santa Rosa Junior College
Casandra Hillman is a dance educator, choreographer, and collaborator. She holds her MFA in Dance from Mills College and her BFA in Dance from SFSU. Her understanding of movement and the human body is informed by her study of Ballet, LMA, Bartineff, Jazz, Hip Hop and Cunningham and... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Washington Square 106

2:00pm PST

2:00pm PST

The Dance 2050 Document from NDEO - Student voices and visions of the future of college dance
Professor Kusanovich will share the overall structure and contents of National Dance Education Organization's DANCE 2050 document and lead a discussion and brainstorming session on students' visions of the future of college dance using the document as a springboard

Teachers
avatar for Kusanovich, Kristin

Kusanovich, Kristin

Senior Lecturer, Artistic Director, CDEA board member, Santa Clara University & Kusanovich Dance Co. of SF
Kristin Kusanovich is a modern/contemporary dancer and theatre artist who has directed, choreographed and produced over one hundred solo and ensemble works in dance, drama, musical theatre, opera, film and video.  She is an international presenter, published author and researcher... Read More →


Wednesday February 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Music 210 El Paseo de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, CA 95192 usa

4:00pm PST

5:45pm PST

Dinner (on your own)
Wednesday February 27, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm PST

7:15pm PST

Adjudication Concert #1
Sonoma  Daydream
Grand Canyon  Sans Toi
Chandler-Gilbert  It’s Habitual 
Scottsdale  A “Passionate” Expression: of Grief or Sorrow
Humboldt  1 in 4.  It’s been 5. 
Intermission
Sonoma  Lacking
San Jose City  In and Out of the Blues
Chandler-Gilbert the space in-between
Grand Canyon  the sun will rise, and we will too
10 Scottsdale  Habits of Cycles

Wednesday February 27, 2019 7:15pm - 10:00pm PST
Hammer Theatre
 
Thursday, February 28
 

TBA

Overview - Thursday
Time                                   Activity                                                                                                                Location
8:00AM-5:00PM        Information/Registration                                                                          SPX 216
8:30am-5:00pm          Concert Techs                                                                                                  Hammer Theatre
8:30AM-10AM            Session I and Faculty only Class                                                               Studios
10:30AM-12:00PM  Session II, and Adjudication Concert # 1 Feedback Session      Studios and Music Concert Hall
12:00PM-1:30 PM  Lunch/Dance Off! /DJ                                                                                   WSQ Grass
                                            Faculty Lunch (pre-pay)                                                                                King Library
                                                (ACDA Topic, Fundraising for Conference Attendance)  
                                            Rehearsal Space Open, Sign Up @ Registration
2:00PM-3:30PM      Session III                                                                                                              Studios
                                            Membership Meeting, Rehearsal for Informal (optional)        King Library
4:00PM-5:30PM      Session IV                                                                                                              Studios
                                            Informal Concert # 2                                                                                     SPX 216
5:45PM-7:15PM      Dinner On your own
7:15PM                          Adjudication Concert # 2                                                                          Hammer Theatre

Thursday February 28, 2019 TBA

8:00am PST

8:30am PST

"Pure" Dunham Technique
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Dunham Technique is an interdisciplinary dance technique that includes foundational references from classical ballet, modern, and vernacular American dance, as well as folk and sacred dances from Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil. This technique class is structured to economize movement and energy, addressing the breath and isolations. Barre and/or center work will include exercises such as fall and recovery, body rolls, heel presses, and leg swings. Moving across the floor with progressions, students will follow the polyrhythms of the drums and slowly build upon basic movements with turns and elevation.

* The dance technique that Katherine Dunham (1909 – 2006) invented circa 1931, is part of a holistic system which aims to develop the whole person. In communities like East St. Louis, where she moved after retiring from her stage and film career, Dunham raised the sense of social responsibility among her students and helped them to overcome destructive elements in their environment through studies of dance, music, languages, and the humanities. There are at least five generations of Dunham dancers, starting with members of the original Dunham Company.

Teachers
SK

Susannah Keita

Faculty, Mem., Grand Canyon University
Susannah “Sukie” Keita is a versatile dance artist who has paired her energy with dance companies and public schools as a performer, choreographer, and educator. Growing up as a student of Joffrey Ballet principal dancers, Sukie studied modern dance at the University of Michigan... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
New Ballet Studio A
  Class, All

8:30am PST

Contemporary Modern Technique (Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This contemporary modern class focuses on dynamic movement, flow, and creating an expansive body. Students will focus on alignment as well as full articulation of the spine. Andrew will teach you how to get the most out of the depth of your plié. We will also play with momentum and use of the floor in our explorations. Students will discover sequences through initiation points and cross lateral pulls, which will help develop awareness of how the body can flow through space with grace and attack.

Teachers
AM

Andrew Merrell

Faculty, Mem., Saint Mary's College
Andrew Merrell is a queer, married, thirty something, Bay-Area transplant, having originally spent time in the burb life of SoCal. Andrew holds a BA in Dance from California State University Long Beach and a MFA in Dance Creative Practice from Saint Mary’s College. He currently... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
New Ballet Studio E

8:30am PST

Fit to Dance (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity filling up

A contemporary/modern-based dance class that focuses on enhancing cardiovascular aerobic fitness by maintaining an increased heart rate for a longer duration (than a regular dance class) through contemporary/modern vocabulary, repetition, and a dynamic flow of the structure of the class.

Teachers
SM

Shauna Meredith

Faculty, Mem., Scottsdale Community College
A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Shauna Meredith is a dance performer, choreographer and movement educator. She has spent the last five years teaching dance students how to optimize their performance and prevent injuries through supplemental training and appropriate nutrition intake... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 204

8:30am PST

Initiate What? (Int)
Limited Capacity filling up

This class will focus on moving efficiently through space utilizing various initiation points within the body.

Teachers
QL

QuitaLyn Love-Cheramie

Faculty, Mem., Glendale Community College
Quita Love-Cheramie grew up in small town in Idaho where she danced on both her Jr. High and High School dance teams. She received her undergraduate dance degree in Dance Education from the University of Idaho, and did her student teaching at the Las Vegas Academy of International... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hammer 4

8:30am PST

Jazz Progressions
Limited Capacity filling up

Class will begin with a warm up followed by progressions across the floor. Focus will be on refining jazz dance technique.

Teachers
avatar for Kevin Godfrey-Chevalier

Kevin Godfrey-Chevalier

Faculty Rep., Member, Grand Canyon University
Kevin Godfrey-Chevalier is the current Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon University. After being bit by the Musical Theatre bug in high school, he trained at and received a B.F.A. from the University of Arizona. He has taught in San Diego, Chicago, and Phoenix. He has worked with... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Dance Theatre SPX 216 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192
  Class, All

8:30am PST

Pilates - Finding Your Core
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This Pilates class will focus on discovering and strengthening your core support. We will take a close look at the muscular structure of the abdominals and spinal extenders as they relate to movement and breath.

Teachers
AM

Amber McCall

Faculty Rep., Member, San Jose City College
Amber McCall, a Bay Area native, has been directing the dance program at San Jose City College since fall 2008. Amber received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University in 1998 and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of California, Irvine... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 201
  Class, All

8:30am PST

Yoga for the Dancer
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Yoga is a timeless, pragmatic science evolved over thousands of years devoted to the physical, mental, and spiritual being. In Yoga for the Dancer, the student will learn and practice asanas (poses) that will tone muscles, stretch ligaments, strengthen joints, activate internal organs, increase lung capacity, and quiet the mind.

Teachers
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Dana Lawton

ACDA Board Member/Fac. Rep, Saint Mary's College
Artistic Director of Dana Lawton Dances, a modern dance company in the Bay Area, Dana is a tenured faculty member at Saint Mary's College in the Performing Arts Department, a faculty member at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center and Co-Director of the Enchanted Ridge Dance Workshop.Dana Lawton... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 106

8:30am PST

Ballet -Faculty Only
Limited Capacity seats available

Experience full expression of the body through ballet technique. This class is designed to practice intermediate ballet technique while allowing the body to vigorously move through space. An emphasis will be placed on the efficient and effective use of the body as well as dynamic alignment.

Teachers
KA

Karryn Allen

Faculty, Mem., Scottsdale Community College
Karryn Allen has been teaching and choreographing in the Phoenix area for the last seventeen years and is delighted to be teaching at ACDA again. She holds an MFA in Dance from ASU and currently works as Residential faculty at Scottsdale Community College and the Co-director of the... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
New Ballet Studio B

8:30am PST

Tech
8:30-8:50a San Jose State
8:50-9:10a San Jose State

9:15-9:35a Cal Poly, SLO

9:40-10:00a Pomona College

10:05-10:25a Bridgewater U

10:40-11:00a Paradise Valley CC
11:00-11:20a Paradise Valley CC

11:25-11:45a Orange Coast College
11:45-12:05p Orange Coast College

1:10-1:30p CSU Fresno
1:30-1:50p CSU Fresno

1:55-2:15p Fresno City College

2:20-2:40p Lines Ballet
2:40-3:00p Lines Ballet

3:15-3:35p Scripps College

3:40-4:00p Mills College

4:05-4:25p Santa Clara U
4:25-4:50p Santa Clara U

Thursday February 28, 2019 8:30am - 5:00pm PST
Hammer Theatre

10:30am PST

Ballet (Int)
Limited Capacity seats available

Ballet class with Mark Foehringer for an intermediate dancer-This class will address issues of proper use of rotation of the legs, placement of the feet and dynamics and use of port de bras.

Teachers
MF

Mark Foehringer

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
New Ballet Studio B

10:30am PST

Contemporary Fusion (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will utilize contemporary vocabulary with the influence of hyper-mobile techniques. It is a cross pollination of contemporary movement styles with technical and intricate articulation. The class will encourage and expose dancers to spontaneity and personal interpretation. Not required, but highly recommended kneepads, as we will explore heavily the usage of floor-work and the prevention of injuries through intense athleticism.

Teachers
avatar for Nhan Ho

Nhan Ho

Faculty, Mem., Modesto Junior College
Nhan Ho, an emerging artist from Sacramento, California, is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, director, and mentor. He is most known for his fusion of dance styles and movements. Nhan has always been inspired and intrigued in the exploration of movements through kinesthetic teaching... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
New Ballet Studio A

10:30am PST

Contemporary Hip Hop
Limited Capacity full
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A multi-disciplinary mix of styles old and new with a focus on dynamic musicality.

Teachers
KP

Keith Pinto

Faculty Rep, Member, San Jose State


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hammer 4

10:30am PST

Fosse Jazz
Limited Capacity full
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This class explores classical jazz technique and the signature style, influence and movement qualities of Bob Fosse.

Teachers
JY

Jill Yager

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State
Jill Yager is a dancer, choreographer, and instructor of Jazz I, II, and III. She earned a BS in Kinesiology with a Minor in Dance from San José State University. Performance credits include Best from the Bay: A Community Concert for Dance Educators of America, Hotel Sofitel's April... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
New Ballet Studio E

10:30am PST

Gaga
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Narahin. Class is improvisational in nature and focuses on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensation.

Teachers
PV

Paul Vickers

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Washington Square 204

10:30am PST

Introduction to Okinawan Dance
Limited Capacity seats available

An introduction to Okinawan culture through dance.  Experience both the classical and folk movement styles of the Ryukyuan tradition.  Wear comfortable clothing.  Bring socks.

Teachers
YS

Yuki Shiroma

Faculty Rep., Member, University of Hawaii
Yukie Shiroma, faculty at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been studying modern dance with Betty Jones and Okinawan dance with Cheryl Nakasone for over 35 years. She received her MFA degree in dance from the UHM in 1987 and started the dance program at Mid-Pacific Institute... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Washington Square 201

10:30am PST

Modern Dance (Adv)
Limited Capacity filling up

Class with Rogelio will focus on falling and rising from the floor using momentum rather than muscle. Class begins moving right away with simple weight shifts and directional changes. There is a lot of repetition of material and re-enforcement of conceptual ideas with a focus on breath, dynamics, and athleticism.

Teachers
RL

Rogelio Lopez

Faculty, Mem., Saint Mary's College
Rogelio Lopez is a dancer, dance instructor, choreographer, costume, lighting, and scenic designer. He earned his MFA in dance at California State University Long Beach where he graduated with honors in 2005. Presently he is on faculty and serves as the director of the MFA in Dance... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Dance Theatre SPX 216 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

10:30am PST

Partnering (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
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Partnering is a conversation in shared space - Let’s talk!

Teachers
KB

Kenneth Balint

Faculty Rep., Member, California State University, Fresno
Mr. Balint has worked professionally as a choreographer, dancer and dance educator throughout the United States. He is currently a Professor within the Theatre Arts Department at California State University, Fresno. His MFA is from Arizona State University where he was awarded the... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Washington Square 106

10:30am PST

12:00pm PST

Faculty Lunch (pre-pay) rm 255
Room 255

Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PST
King Library

12:00pm PST

Lunch/Dance Off
Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Yoshihiro Uchida Hall Spartan Complex West

12:00pm PST

Rehearsal Space Available
Space open - sign up at Registration

Thursday February 28, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PST
SPX Lobby-Registration area Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

2:00pm PST

Ballet (Int)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ballet class with Mark Foehringer for an intermediate dancer-This class will address issues of proper use of rotation of the legs, placement of the feet and dynamics and use of port de bras.

Teachers
MF

Mark Foehringer

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Thursday February 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
New Ballet Studio B

2:00pm PST

Gaga
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Narahin. Class is improvisational in nature and focuses on a deep listening to the body and to physical sensation.

Teachers
PV

Paul Vickers

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Thursday February 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
New Ballet Studio A

2:00pm PST

Humphrey/Limon Technique
Limited Capacity full
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The dancers will experience movement from the point of view of gravity. They will
unveil the philosophy behind the idea of “fall and recovery” using momentum,
swings, oppositions, isolations, successions and breath.

Teachers
RB

Raphael Boumaila

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Thursday February 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
New Ballet Studio E

2:00pm PST

Jazz
Limited Capacity full
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Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps.

Teachers
DS

Dominique Serapio

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Thursday February 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Washington Square 204

2:00pm PST

Modern Release
Limited Capacity full
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Teachers
JE

Jesse Egbert

Faculty Rep, Member, San Jose State


Thursday February 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Washington Square 201

2:00pm PST

Musical Theatre
Limited Capacity full
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Finding purpose in movement through story telling with a focus on character driven physicality.

Teachers
KP

Keith Pinto

Faculty Rep, Member, San Jose State


Thursday February 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Hammer 4

2:00pm PST

Tap
Limited Capacity full
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Emphasizing speed and timing, this class will focus on the rhythm and foot work of tap dancing. Students with intermediate/advanced tap experience will benefit from this class.

Teachers
JY

Jill Yager

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State
Jill Yager is a dancer, choreographer, and instructor of Jazz I, II, and III. She earned a BS in Kinesiology with a Minor in Dance from San José State University. Performance credits include Best from the Bay: A Community Concert for Dance Educators of America, Hotel Sofitel's April... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Washington Square 106

2:00pm PST

ACDA Membership Meeting rm 225
Room 225

Thursday February 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
King Library

2:00pm PST

4:00pm PST

How to Talk to My Parents About My Dance Degree
Limited Capacity seats available

Not sure how to talk to your parents or guardians about wanting to pursue a dance degree, or even what you can do with your degree? In this interactive lecture/discussion class, students will learn what options are available to them with a dance degree, receive (and practice) communication skills when discussing their degree with their loved ones, set goals for the remainder of their education and their career, and set action steps to work towards those goals. Faculty are encouraged to attend as well to share their education, career, and personal insight.

Teachers
MS

Maggie Sniffen

Faculty, Mem., Modesto Junior College
Maggie Sniffen is an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Modesto Junior College (MJC)) teaching various levels and techniques. She received her M.F.A in Experimental Choreography from UC Riverside and her B.F.A in Dance from San Diego State University. Sniffen is also the Head Boxing Trainer... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Music 210 El Paseo de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, CA 95192 usa

4:00pm PST

Choreography: Experimental Hip Hop
Limited Capacity full
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Combining abstract movement choices informed by urban dance styles with rich and experimental sound scores, lets try a new flavor of ICE cream. (from: Idea to Create to Experiment)

Teachers
AK

Anthony Kelley

Faculty, Mem., Glendale Community College
Anthony James Kelly aka “AKELLZ” is an urban dance artist from New York, currently based in Phoenix. He is currently faculty at Arizona State University and Glendale Community College. Akellz is one of the founders of "The Sacred G's" which is a touring conscious hip-hop collective... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Hammer 4

4:00pm PST

Contemporary Jazz (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This class will emphasize rhythmic variance, quick changes of direction and weight shifts, style, performance, and a connection to the music. Technically, this class combines elements of jazz, modern, and ballet while paying special attention to transitions and the use of the spine. Class begins with a dynamic warm up, which builds strength while accessing joint mobility. Dancers can expect to be challenged both physically and mentally.

Teachers
avatar for Christy McNeil Chand

Christy McNeil Chand

Faculty, Mem., California Polytechnic State Univ.-San Luis Obispo
Christy McNeil Chand is an Associate Professor at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA where she directs the Orchesis Dance Company. She received her M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Washington in June of 2012 and was honored with the full-tuition Kreielsheimer Scholarship from Cornish... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Washington Square 201

4:00pm PST

Inversion Building Blocks (Adv)
Limited Capacity full
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Finding strength in the arms and back in order to access inversion work

Teachers
avatar for Angela Rosenkrans

Angela Rosenkrans

ACDA Board Member/Fac. Rep, Scottsdale Community College
Angela Rosenkrans is the Dance Program Director at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale AZ. Angela received her MFA from Sam Houston State University. She has been teaching for the past 25 years at college and dance studios in Colorado, Texas, Arizona and Louisiana. She has... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Washington Square 204

4:00pm PST

Samba and Samba Reggae: A Brazilian Dance Experience
Limited Capacity full
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Samba is a Brazilian Dance form that originated in the state of Bahia, over 400 years ago when the first African slaves landed in what we now know as the country of Brazil. It is a dance that emerged out of the resistance of people holding onto their culture that was threatened due to colonization in the new world. It is a blend of African, Indigenous, and Portuguese cultures that manifested into a popular dance that has gone through many transformations throughout the centuries.

Samba is a celebratory dance that is quick, upbeat, and high energy. There are quick foot movements and choreographic patterns, and cross-lateral arm movements to compliment the feet. The hips remain loose so they can move from side to side in a circular motion to accompany the steps. This is an Intermediate Level Class, however if you have never taken Samba before, please do not hesitate to give it a try! Class will be taught with recorded music.

Teachers
avatar for Stephanie Da Silva

Stephanie Da Silva

Faculty, Mem., Santa Rosa Junior College
Stephanie Emmanuela Da Silva is currently the Director of Dance at Harbor High School, teaches Afro-Brazilian Dance at UCSC, is a guest choreographer at Santa Rosa Community College, and is the Artistic Director of Agua Doce Dance Company. Stephanie received her MFA in choreography... Read More →


Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Washington Square 106
  Class, All

4:00pm PST

Informal Concert #2
Grand Canyon University - "It Slipped My Mind"
Paradise Valley CC - "Longing"
Humboldt - "danh tinh"
Scripps - "Passages"
Orange Coast College - "The Disconnect"
Saint Mary's - "Second Origin"
Arizona State - "Do you feel empowered?"
Sonoma - "Living Amongst the Orchids"



Thursday February 28, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Dance Theatre SPX 216 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

5:45pm PST

Dinner (on your own)
Thursday February 28, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm PST

7:15pm PST

Adjudication Concert #2
1 Modesto Jr. College  Knowing What You Know
Southern Utah U  isn’t
3 Glendale  Coadunate
San Jose State U  Raw
Santa Rosa  Wigs and Tarts
Intermission 
U of Hawaii  Steel Rain: Tetsu no Ame
Modesto Jr. College  The Edge of Recurrence
Southern Utah U  Slog Dreams
Glendale  Closed Door
10 San Jose State U  And suddenly we see

Thursday February 28, 2019 7:15pm - 10:00pm PST
Hammer Theatre
 
Friday, March 1
 

TBA

Overview - Friday
Time                              Activity                                                                                                            Location
8:00AM-3:00PM  Information/Registration SPX Lobby
2:10-3:20P               Concert Techs                                                                                              Hammer Theatre
8:30AM-10AM      Session I Studios
                                         Adjudication Concert # 2 Feedback Session                                   Music Concert Hall
10:30-12:30P         Adjudication Concert # 3                                                                     Hammer Theatre
12:30-1:30P             Lunch
                                         Regional Planning Meeting (bring your lunch)                      Hammer 4
                                             Interested in Hosting an ACDA conference?  Please attend!    
2:00-3:30P              Session II Studios
                                        ADJUDICATION CONCERT #3 Feedback Session                      Music Concert Hall
4:30-5:30P              Session III & Faculty Only Class                                                        Studios
5:30-7:00P              Dinner (On your own)
7:15PM                      Adjudication Concert # 4                                                                    Hammer Theatre

Friday March 1, 2019 TBA

8:00am PST

8:30am PST

Ballet (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity seats available

A classical style based on the Vaganova Method blended with other methods for college students, using Ballet barre and center floor, may include a short Ballet variation at the end.

Teachers
JH

Jimmy Hao

Faculty Rep., Member, Fresno City College
Jian-Min (Jimmy) Hao earned his MFA. from the University of California, Los Angeles. He was a principal dancer with Guiyang Ballet, China. During this time, he was awarded Best Performer in 1979 at the Guiyang Dance Festival. Then, He became a faculty member for the prestigious Beijing... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 201

8:30am PST

Ballet (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity seats available

Classical Ballet taught with an emphasis on musicality, phrasing, choice-making and movement quality

Teachers
MH

Marina Hotchkiss

Faculty Rep., Member, LINES/Dominican
Marina Hotchkiss was a founding member of Alonzo King LINES Ballet, where she danced for 17 years. Prior to LINES, Marina danced for 4 years with Berlin Ballet. She is the founding Director of the LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican.


Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
New Ballet Studio A

8:30am PST

Diavolo Partnering Technique
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the Basics of Jacques Heim and Diavolo Dance Theatre’s Partnering Aesthetics and Technique with former company member and CSU Summer Arts Coordinator Philip “Flick” Flickinger.  Diavolo Dance Theatre will be teaching at the CSU Summer Arts from July 15-28th, 2019, and will be working with their students to not only create a piece for the Summer Arts workshop presentation, but select performers from the course will have the opportunity to perform live with the company in their public performance. Learn to blend dance, architecture, and danger as you learn to fly and fall in the classroom and in performance alongside the ultra-athletic and acrobatic Diavolo Dance Company.  Interweave trust and teamwork with set pieces to create performance that both entertains and creates the artistic statement and experience for which Diavolo Dance Company is renowned.

Teachers
PF

Phillip Flickinger

Fac Rep, Sacramento State
Philip Flickinger spent six seasons touring with Diavolo Dance Theater under the direction of Jacques Heim, earned his Master of Fine Arts in Choreography and Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Sociology/Anthropology from... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
New Ballet Studio E

8:30am PST

Jazz Technique (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This Jazz class starts with a structured warm up, uses isolations, stretch and strength exercises for balance and control, and includes patterns across the floor and choreography to develop proper technique, musicality and individual style.

Teachers
avatar for Alicia Nascimento

Alicia Nascimento

Faculty, Mem., Grand Canyon University
Alicia-Lynn Nascimento Castro transitioned into dance after training as an elite gymnast. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in dance. In Philadelphia she continued her dance training with Philadanco then moved to Denver where she danced with Cleo Parker Robinson... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hammer 4

8:30am PST

Love the X: Modern Dance and the Power of YOU
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This dance class uses the somatic movement principles of Bartenieff to get us moving. We will start on the floor in the X and developmentally progress to standing and moving through space. I am interested in the forces of gravity and how they play with us and how we play with them in return. I am interested in how dancing moves us both physically and emotionally to find our power to change and transform in the moment with movement. I am energized by community and the uniqueness of each person in the room. Come dance with others in a judgement-free space!

Teachers
CD

Cathy Davalos

Faculty, Mem., Saint Mary's College
CatherineMarie Davalos makes dances questioning heteronormativity using a feminist, Latina, and Chicana perspective. The Davalos Dance Company performs regularly in the Bay Area and also in Italy; their latest work, Radical Acts of Love has been well-received by both local and international... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
New Ballet Studio B

8:30am PST

Modern Dance Technique (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity filling up

Class is built on the principle of shaping an informed and expressive body that is engaged in multidirectional space with strength, fluidity and clarity.  Class begins with a warm-up that focuses on skeletal alignment, strength and stretch of muscles, joint articulation and isolations.  Center floor work and dynamic phrases increase movement range, and finally, progressions across the floor develop elevation and rhythmic abilities.  Performance skills are stressed and inner expression encouraged.

Teachers
JP

John Pennington

Faculty, Mem., Pomona College
John Pennington is Associate Professor of Theater and Dance at Pomona College and the Dance Program Director. He is the Artistic Director of Pennington Dance Group and ARC Pasadena. Pennington enjoyed a 14-year career with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company as a performer and master... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Dance Theatre SPX 216 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

8:30am PST

Moving in The Spirit of Katherine Dunham (Int)
Limited Capacity seats available

Following a fierce Dunham Technique warm-up in center and progressions that explore some vocabulary from Dunham’s original choreography, material will be taught with an eye toward the future of the technique and integrating Dunham’s movement vocabulary with contemporary vernacular dance. Dunham Technique is an interdisciplinary dance technique that includes foundational references from classical ballet, modern, and vernacular American dance, as well as folk and sacred dances from Haiti, Cuba, and Brazil.

Teachers
SK

Susannah Keita

Faculty, Mem., Grand Canyon University
Susannah “Sukie” Keita is a versatile dance artist who has paired her energy with dance companies and public schools as a performer, choreographer, and educator. Growing up as a student of Joffrey Ballet principal dancers, Sukie studied modern dance at the University of Michigan... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 204

8:30am PST

Tap For The Non-Tapper (Beg)
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you a dancer that has always been curious about tap? Are you a dancer that is uneasy with the whole idea of tap dance? Is tap a distant memory from your elementary days and all you remember is your costume? Then this class is for you! This class will focus on fundamental tap steps and vocabulary. You will dance to music and even learn choreography. Tap shoes are not required.

Teachers
HB

Holly Brosius

Faculty, Mem., San Jose City College
Holly Lampe Brosius graduated with an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine and a BA degree in Dance from San Jose State University. She has taught and choreographed across the United States. Her performance and choreography experience encompasses Musical Theatre... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 106

8:30am PST

The Legacy of Paul Taylor (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity seats available

Ms Berman spent more than a decade performing lead roles with the Paul Taylor company as an integral part of the creative process of the man deemed “world’s greatest living choreographer.” With Mr. Taylor’s passing this August, keeping his legacy alive is of the utmost importance. Drawing upon his wide range of movement styles and genres, Ms. Berman will offer students a “taste” of the beautiful and lyrical, the satirical, the humorous, or the depraved side of society Taylor sought to depict. The class will focus on the use of the torso and back, spirals, grounded weight, and the fluid curves that are so prevalent in this highly athletic vocabulary. While concentrating on select excerpts from the repertory, students will find their own voice within it.

Teachers
avatar for Rachel Berman

Rachel Berman

Faculty, Mem., Orange Coast College
Originally from Hawaii, Rachel Berman has had a diverse career in the field of dance, the bulk of which was a decade spent performing principal roles with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. She also performed with Ballet Hispanico, May O’Donnell, The American Repertory Dance Company... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
SPX 178 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

8:30am PST

8:30am PST

Dance Teaching Credential - CDEA update
In September 2016, Senate Bill 916 was signed to establish a single subject Dance Teaching Credential in the state of California. The advocacy of California Dance Education Association (CDEA) was instrumental in this bill getting passed. Please join Kristin Kusanovich and Amber McCall, CDEA greater board members, to find out what has been done and where we are in making the Dance Teaching Credential a reality.

Teachers
avatar for Kusanovich, Kristin

Kusanovich, Kristin

Senior Lecturer, Artistic Director, CDEA board member, Santa Clara University & Kusanovich Dance Co. of SF
Kristin Kusanovich is a modern/contemporary dancer and theatre artist who has directed, choreographed and produced over one hundred solo and ensemble works in dance, drama, musical theatre, opera, film and video.  She is an international presenter, published author and researcher... Read More →
AM

Amber McCall

Faculty Rep., Member, San Jose City College
Amber McCall, a Bay Area native, has been directing the dance program at San Jose City College since fall 2008. Amber received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Pedagogy from Butler University in 1998 and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of California, Irvine... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Music 210 El Paseo de Cesar Chavez, San Jose, CA 95192 usa

10:30am PST

Adjudication Concert #3
1 Bridgewater U  Sonder
2 CSU Fresno  Salvation
3 Orange Coast College  Silent
4 Paradise Valley CC  Withdrawl
5 Cal Poly, SLO  Jigsaw
Intermission 
6 Fresno City College  Gender Politics-Post Apocalyptic Lord of the Flies
7 Pomona College  Hearing Change
8 Paradise Valley CC  Murmuration
9 CSU Fresno  From…last night’s attempted restless sleep-# 1 from..Animal Soup Mix 1994-# 2 from…the front page of the New York Times 2018-# 3 from..Juxtapose 1998-# 4 from…my last dentist visit 2018- # 5 from…last years ACDA 2018- # 6 from…Solingen 2001- # 7 from…Mech andKate 2000- # 8 from…CDE 2015- # 9 from…from…2019- # 10 from…never finding the stage

Friday March 1, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm PST
Hammer Theatre

12:30pm PST

Lunch
Friday March 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST

12:30pm PST

Regional Planning Meeting (bring own lunch)
Friday March 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Hammer 4

12:30pm PST

Rehearsal Space Available
Space open - sign up at Registration

Friday March 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
SPX Lobby-Registration area Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

2:00pm PST

Broadway Jazz (All)
Limited Capacity filling up

Love the thrill of Broadway? Who doesn’t!? Take this high energy and fast paced Broadway Jazz class to hone your audition techniques, groove out to some amazing showtunes, and have a blast. Singing along always encouraged.

Teachers
MS

Maggie Sniffen

Faculty, Mem., Modesto Junior College
Maggie Sniffen is an Adjunct Professor of Dance at Modesto Junior College (MJC)) teaching various levels and techniques. She received her M.F.A in Experimental Choreography from UC Riverside and her B.F.A in Dance from San Diego State University. Sniffen is also the Head Boxing Trainer... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
SPX 178 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

2:00pm PST

Coins, Chaos, and Composition
Limited Capacity seats available

Tapping into Twyla Tharp's wisdom, this class will provide new and experienced dance makers a few ways to "shake up" their composition process

Teachers
avatar for Sandi Scheuber

Sandi Scheuber

Indiv Mem, Individual
Sandra Scheuber, a freelance choreographer (www.makedancehappen.com), has created, studied, and performed in the SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, the Central Coast, and the Central Valley. Her work has been selected for performance at several showcases. She has performed and choreographed... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Washington Square 201

2:00pm PST

Contemporary (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity filling up

Class will start with a deep and rigorous experiential warm-up focusing on whole body integration, waking up, plugging in and dancing as a community. This class is highly physical, strength building and full bodied while layering the subtleties necessary for more complex dancing and performing. Class will focus on creating a safe and dynamic container for dancers to share information, experiment and hone their skills while pushing each dancer to seek their potential as a mover and human.

Teachers
CC

Christine Cali

Faculty Rep., Member, Sonoma State University
Christine's movement classes have been developed through a dance career spanning two decades of practice, research, performing, choreographing and teaching. Her approach to dance is somatic-based physicality that focuses on becoming more efficient, dynamic and sensorial as a mover... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Washington Square 204

2:00pm PST

Contemporary Dance (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This Contemporary Dance class will begin with a dynamic and sensory warm-up, incorporating integrated and full-bodied movement. With sound anatomical alignment and technical versatility, the class will explore ideas of release, momentum, inversion and articulation. Class progresses into rigorous, kinetic and complex phrase work that is athletic, lush and highly physical. Kristen’s style and aesthetic is greatly informed by her work with the Doug Elkins Dance Company (NYC), as well as classical and contemporary dance techniques, yoga, martial arts, hip-hop and improvisation. This class is geared toward challenging the dancer to make bold and powerful choices in a safe and healthy way while building a sense of community and support in the space.

Teachers
avatar for Kristen Daley

Kristen Daley

Faculty, Mem., Sonoma State University
Kristen Daley is currently a Professor and Dance Program Director at Sonoma State University. She toured Europe, Canada and much of the United States for seven years with the critically acclaimed, Bessie-award winning Doug Elkins Dance Company (NYC). She has worked with many Seattle... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
New Ballet Studio E

2:00pm PST

Contemporary Jazz
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Class focuses on the understanding of movement construction and its connection to musical phrasing. An environment where students are taught to become present in space and capture the essence of human mobility.





Teachers
ME

Mike Esperanza

Faculty, BARE Dance Company
Born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Southern California, Mike Esperanza has established himself as a sought after teacher and choreographer. With a BFA in graphic design from California State University, Fullerton, Mike's approach to visual construction has influenced a unique... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Dance Theatre SPX 216 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

2:00pm PST

Cunningham
Limited Capacity seats available

Technique class investigating Merce Cunnigham’s use of the spine and limbs in complex relationship, for strength, speed, articulation, clarity, amplitude, and ability to change.

Teachers
DF

Diane Frank

Faculty Rep, Member


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
New Ballet Studio A

2:00pm PST

Jazz Funk Technique (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This will be a fast-paced, highly stylized technique class, that will conclude with a fun jazz funk combination. Bring your energy, your personality, and prepare to sweat!

Teachers
avatar for Megan Zollinger

Megan Zollinger

Faculty Rep., Member, California State University, Chico
Megan Glynn Zollinger holds a BA in Dance from Chapman University, and an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. At UCI, Megan worked directly under the tutelage of Donald McKayle, who was her thesis advisor and mentor. A Bay Area native, Megan has worked both regionally... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
New Ballet Studio B

2:00pm PST

Modern
Limited Capacity seats available

Strong Limon principals coupled with focused intention and flowing fully bodied movement.

Teachers
avatar for Maria Basile

Maria Basile

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State
Maria Basile is co-artistic director/choreographer/performer for sjDANCEco. 2010 recipient of Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Fellowship for Performance and 2009 Individual Artist Special Recognition award for choreography. 2009 “Isadora Duncan Award” nominee for Best Performance... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Washington Square 106

2:00pm PST

“Where Yo Wurks At?” Chicago Footwork: Master Class
Limited Capacity filling up

Chicago footwork is an urban battle style danced typically at 160bpm. Learn what it means to serve “free smoke” and show people how to “burn em' in the circle.” Thought to be brand new with it’s rise in popularity, it originated from “House Music.” Starting from the warehouses to the house parties, the music has shifted from “ghetto house” to “Juke” to Modern day “battle traxx” that have paved the way to present day footwork music and footwork battle culture. Described as having the mentality of breaking and the intensity of Krump, dancers go extremely hard and even become tactile with each other with their exchanges of movement. Lets dive into a style that has been around 30+ years and is now seeing the light of day in world wide battles, music artist tours/videos, America’s best dance crew, and Industry choreography.

Teachers
AK

Anthony Kelley

Faculty, Mem., Glendale Community College
Anthony James Kelly aka “AKELLZ” is an urban dance artist from New York, currently based in Phoenix. He is currently faculty at Arizona State University and Glendale Community College. Akellz is one of the founders of "The Sacred G's" which is a touring conscious hip-hop collective... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Hammer 4

2:00pm PST

2:10pm PST

Tech
2:10-2:30p Saint Mary's College
2:30-2:50p Saint Mary's College

2:55-3:15p ASU
3:15-3:35p ASU

Friday March 1, 2019 2:10pm - 3:20pm PST
Hammer Theatre

4:00pm PST

The Get Down: Hip Hop Party Dances from the 80s-00s
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Get ready to travel through time through music and dance to explore the Milly Rock of the 80’s and the Disco of today. This class will cover the general concept of grooves and the coined grooves of what is known as the Hip Hop party dance style. Familiar grooves ranging from the Cabbage Patch to the Running Man will be broken down and unfamiliar grooves will be added to your vocabulary, and we will be tying them together into a combination and/or an introduction to freestyle! Open to all levels, this class is going to be a PARTY. Come through to have a good time.

Teachers
FM

Farrah McAdam

Faculty, Mem., Sonoma State University
Farrah McAdam is a faculty member at Sonoma State University and a performer, choreographer and educator in Northern California. She currently performs with CALI&CO Dance and Jenna Valez and recently premiered her newest work, “code em” (2018), which featured an all POC collaborative... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
SPX 178 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

4:00pm PST

Modern Technique (Int)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Intermediate modern is a challenging class that focuses on a deep understanding of the body and incorporates ideas from Limon, Cunningham and Graham techniques. Dancers will move through a warm-up that builds strength and clarifies alignment followed by extended phrases that are rhythmically and physically challenging. The class also focuses on performance quality, focus and presence.

Teachers
JW

Jody Weber

Faculty Rep., Member, Bridgewater State University
Dr. Jody Weber is the Artistic Director of Weber Dance, a nonprofit concert dance company based in Boston, Massachusetts. She was an invited participant in the 2010 Choreographer's Lab at Jacob's Pillow and has received grants from the Boston Center for The Arts, Somerville Arts Council... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Washington Square 204

4:00pm PST

Urban Floorwork Concepts (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Identification and exploration of urban movement concepts at lower levels (closer to the ground), including Tutting, Threading and Insinuated Movement (IM). IM entails various kinds of cause-and-effect and ideational illusion-based movement, which when executed efficiently, may bring life to the story in a different way. Experience unique movement vocabulary, foundational technique and creative troubleshooting. Create intricacy. Paint a picture. Tell a story. Can be applied to improvisation and choreography.

Teachers
AS

Angelo Sapienza

Faculty, Mem., Glendale Community College
Vo Vera (Angelo Sapienza) began his movement career as a B-boy in the streets of rural Arizona & Germany. Over the last 15+ years he has grown a heart for versatility, having received formal dance training from Arizona State University, MCC and SCC, 2 B.A.’s from ASU, and a RYT-200... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Washington Square 201

4:00pm PST

You Can't Stop the Beat: A Musical Theatre Dance Workshop (Int)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Explore the world of Musical Theatre Dance in this experiential workshop. Learn original choreography to a dance number from a popular musical and test your triple threat status. This workshop is best suited for intermediate skill level dancers and above. Jazz shoes recommended.

Teachers
avatar for Dayna DeFilippis

Dayna DeFilippis

Faculty, Mem., Truckee Meadows Community College
Dayna DeFilippis is the Dance, Exercise and Human Movement Instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV where she teaches all levels of dance technique as well as improvisation, composition and dance appreciation. Prior to teaching in Reno, Dayna was the Director of... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Washington Square 106

4:00pm PST

Modern - Under Curves and Swings (Faculty Only)
Limited Capacity filling up

Accessing momentum and gravity through under curves and swings.

Teachers
avatar for Angela Rosenkrans

Angela Rosenkrans

ACDA Board Member/Fac. Rep, Scottsdale Community College
Angela Rosenkrans is the Dance Program Director at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale AZ. Angela received her MFA from Sam Houston State University. She has been teaching for the past 25 years at college and dance studios in Colorado, Texas, Arizona and Louisiana. She has... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Dance Theatre SPX 216 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

5:30pm PST

Dinner (on your own)
Friday March 1, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST

7:15pm PST

Adjudication Concert #4
Santa Clara U  Excerpt “ETOWAH” from Suite: Ohio ETOWAH, IOWA, Human Landscapes from my Country
Arizona State U  You know What I Mean (?)
Lines Ballet/Dominican U  Oscar. Delta. Echo.
Scripps College  I guess my name is baby
Saint Mary’s College  About that Dream
Intermission 
Mills College  We Were Not Brought This Far to Fail
Santa Clara U  We are. We think. We act.
Arizona State U  Inevitably, they exist
Saint Mary’s College  See to be Unseen
10 Lines Ballet/Dominican U  Armistice

Friday March 1, 2019 7:15pm - 10:00pm PST
Hammer Theatre
 
Saturday, March 2
 

TBA

Overview - Saturday
Time                             Activity                                                                                                               Location
8:00A-12:30P        Information/Registration                                                                         SPX 216
8:30A--10:00A      Session I                                                                                                             Studios
                                        Adjudication Concert # 4 Feedback Session                                     Music Concert Hall 
                                        Informal Rehearsal (optional) 
10:30A--12:00P   Session II, Faculty Class Only                                                                Studios
                                        Informal Concert # 3                                                                                 SPX 216
12:00P                      Gala Announced                                                                                    Registration, Sched.com, Website
12:00-1:00P           Lunch
1:15PM-5:10P     Gala Concert Techs (15 min)                                                                Hammer Theatre
1:30-3:00P            Session III, Faculty Only Class                                                               Studios
                                      Adjudicator Master Classes                                                                   Studios
6:00-7:30P            Faculty Cocktail Reception (walking distance to theatre)   The Loft
                                      Student Reception/ Finger Foods                                                      Hammer Theatre Lobby
8:00 pm                   Gala Concert                                                                                                   Hammer Theatre
                                      Following Concert - Dessert Reception, DJ                                 SPX 216

Saturday March 2, 2019 TBA

8:00am PST

8:30am PST

Contemporary Ballet (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A perfect class for the classical and contemporary dancer. The class will explore the power of the use of the torso, contraction and release, and breath enhancing the performance quality of the dancer, as well as the communication of emotions.
The musicality and dynamic of the ballet vocabulary, and the role it plays in creating the soloist dancer will also be addressed in this class.

Teachers
JC

Jose Costas

Professor, Orange Coast College
JOSE COSTAS – ORANGE COAST COLLEGEJose Costas is a former Principal Dancer with Ballet Hispanico of New York and Founder/Artistic Director of Jose Costas Contempo Ballet. He holds an MFA in Dance from NYU, TISCH School of the Arts and is currently Chair at OCC Dance Department where... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 201

8:30am PST

Contemporary Modern Technique (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This contemporary modern technique class is influenced by Limon and Release techniques challenging dancers to push the boundaries of their physicality with off-balance dancing. Students will practice tuning their bodies to find their full range of motion, exploring shifts of weight, versatility of dynamics, and musicality, using high velocity movement. We will test the waters of our kinesthetic awareness using improvisational scores and tasks which provide a space to develop personal artistry. Working in partners, students help each other explore certain concepts and use peer feedback to help cultivate their versatility and power as brave performers.

Teachers
VM

Virginia Munday

Fac Rep, Cabrillo College
Virginia Munday was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida where she started dancing.  She received her BFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and went on to dance in New York City.  Virginia's choreography has been presented in the U.S., Japan, and Europe.  After... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 106

8:30am PST

Dancing Your Story
Limited Capacity filling up

Art can be a lot of things but it's potential for power increases when it tells an honest, vulnerable, passionate story. In this session, Sara will discuss storytelling through movement and give participants some tools to do so. Sara will reference most recent dance projects, BIRTH! and Goddess Rising throughout.

Teachers
SM

Sara Malan-McDonald

Faculty, Mem., Glendale Community College
Sara Jean Malan-McDonal is a Phoenix, AZ based freelancing academic. She earned her MFA in Dance from Arizona State University and two BFA degrees, in Dance and Art History, at Brigham Young University. She is the mother of four daughters and the managing director of C3 Dance, teaching... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hal Todd Studio Theatre

8:30am PST

Jazz
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Jazz dance includes strength, flexibility and conditioning technique and progressions including turns, kicks and leaps.

Teachers
DS

Dominique Serapio

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hammer 4

8:30am PST

Lyrical Jazz (Int)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come dance out your emotions!! Class will focus on using emotion as an impetus for movement through the technique of jazz dance.

Teachers
avatar for Kevin Godfrey-Chevalier

Kevin Godfrey-Chevalier

Faculty Rep., Member, Grand Canyon University
Kevin Godfrey-Chevalier is the current Artist-in-Residence at Grand Canyon University. After being bit by the Musical Theatre bug in high school, he trained at and received a B.F.A. from the University of Arizona. He has taught in San Diego, Chicago, and Phoenix. He has worked with... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Washington Square 204

8:30am PST

Tennis Ball Therapy
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Renew, restore and recover in this class where you'll learn how to use a tennis ball to address tight and sore muscles.  Tennis balls supplied.

Teachers
JP

John Pennington

Faculty, Mem., Pomona College
John Pennington is Associate Professor of Theater and Dance at Pomona College and the Dance Program Director. He is the Artistic Director of Pennington Dance Group and ARC Pasadena. Pennington enjoyed a 14-year career with the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company as a performer and master... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST
SPX 178 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

8:30am PST

8:30am PST

10:30am PST

Contemporary Jazz
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Class focuses on the understanding of movement construction and its connection to musical phrasing. An environment where students are taught to become present in space and capture the essence of human mobility.





Teachers
ME

Mike Esperanza

Faculty, BARE Dance Company
Born in Manila, Philippines and raised in Southern California, Mike Esperanza has established himself as a sought after teacher and choreographer. With a BFA in graphic design from California State University, Fullerton, Mike's approach to visual construction has influenced a unique... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
SPX 178 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

10:30am PST

Countertechnique
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Teachers

Saturday March 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Washington Square 201

10:30am PST

Digging into Your Dance
Limited Capacity filling up

Deep, intentional, physical action will be sought through guided improvisational exercises, cultivating your learning edge, stretching your patterns, taking you out of your comfort zones, and uncovering/excavating new ways of moving for you. We will generate movement that honors your embodied experiences while asking questions that can take you beyond what you know. Class will culminate in a witnessing of smaller groups performing their discoveries.

Teachers
CC

Christine Cali

Faculty Rep., Member, Sonoma State University
Christine's movement classes have been developed through a dance career spanning two decades of practice, research, performing, choreographing and teaching. Her approach to dance is somatic-based physicality that focuses on becoming more efficient, dynamic and sensorial as a mover... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Washington Square 204

10:30am PST

Urban Hip Hop
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This class is an interpretive version of hip-hop with a cross blend of urban techniques. We will be emphasizing rhythmic phrasing through freestyle and choreographed movements. With the uniqueness of the style, dancers will learn how to express themselves and tell a story through arbitrary and articulated movements.

Teachers
avatar for Nhan Ho

Nhan Ho

Faculty, Mem., Modesto Junior College
Nhan Ho, an emerging artist from Sacramento, California, is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, director, and mentor. He is most known for his fusion of dance styles and movements. Nhan has always been inspired and intrigued in the exploration of movements through kinesthetic teaching... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hal Todd Studio Theatre
  Class, All

10:30am PST

Movement in Contact and Partner Work (Faculty Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class I will share the understanding, awareness, an experience of sharing weight, the give and take of weight and how to navigate through this pathway.

Teachers
KD

Kim Davis

ACDA Board Member/Fac. Rep, Modesto Junior College
Teaches intermediate/advanced levels of Modern & Jazz Technique, Choreography, and directs 3 formal concerts a year, and is the resident Musical Theater Choreographer.at Modesto Junior College. Kim is an alum of UCSB and CSULB. Kim trained and danced professionally in New York for... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Washington Square 106

10:30am PST

Informal Concert #3
CSU Fresno - "Flesh is Gone, Spirit is Near"
Santa Rosa - "Liquid Enigma"
San Jose City College - "Consequences"
Scottsdale CC - "The Young and the Defenseless"
Fresno City - "Forty Years"
Southern Utah - "That's All"
Chandler Gilbert - "love/hate versus oneself"

Saturday March 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Dance Theatre SPX 216 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

10:30am PST

Training the Eye: Dance Lighting Dissected (all levels)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This presentation will cover the controllable properties of light, the effect of colored light on various fabrics, how to work with a lighting designer to achieve the best results for a dance, and strategies for learning more about stage lighting design.

Teachers
avatar for Mike Sundquist

Mike Sundquist

Dean - Arts and Humanities, Modesto Junior College
Michael Sundquist received an MFA in Lighting Design from UC Irvine. He has lit numerous dance concerts and served as the principal lighting designer for Central West Ballet for over twenty years. Based at Modesto Junior College, Mr. Sundquist and Dance Professor Emeritus Lori Bryhni... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PST
Hammer 4

12:00pm PST

Gala Announcement (on Sched.com app)
ACDA Gala, West conference, 2019
In Program Order


1. Knowing What You Know (2019)
Modesto Junior College
 
2. From…last night’s attempted restless sleep - #1 from…Animal Soup Mix 1994 - #2 from…the front page of the New York Times 2018 - #3 from…Juxtapose 1998 - #4 from…my last dentist visit 2018 - #5 from…last years ACDA 2018 - #6 from… Solingen 2001 - #7 from… Mech and Kate 2000 - #8 from… CDE 2015 - #9 from… from… 2019 - #10 from… never find the stage 1985 (2019)
California State University, Fresno
 
3. Wigs and Tarts (2018)
Santa Rosa Junior College
 
4. Slog Dreams (2018)
Southern Utah University
 
5. And suddenly we see (2018)
San José State University
 
INTERMISSION
 
6. Armistice (2018)
Lines Ballet/Dominican University
 
7. A “Passionate Expression:  of Grief or Sorrow (2018)
Scottsdale Community College
 
8. Silent (2018)
Orange Coast College
 
9. the sun will rise, and we will too (2018)
Grand Canyon University
 
10. Inevitably, they exist (2018)
Arizona State University

Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00pm - 12:00pm PST

12:00pm PST

Lunch
Saturday March 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST

1:25pm PST

Tech Gala
1:25-1:40p Gala #1 Knowing What You Know (2019)Modesto Junior College

1:45-2:00p Gala #2 From…last night’s attempted restless sleep - #1 from…Animal Soup Mix 1994 - #2 from…the front page of the New York Times 2018 - #3 from…Juxtapose 1998 - #4 from…my last dentist visit 2018 - #5 from…last years ACDA 2018 - #6 from… Solingen 2001 - #7 from… Mech and Kate 2000 - #8 from… CDE 2015 - #9 from… from… 2019 - #10 from… never find the stage 1985 (2019)California State University, Fresno

2:05-2:20p Gala #3 Wigs and Tarts (2018)Santa Rosa Junior College

2:25-2:40p Gala #4 Slog Dreams (2018)
Southern Utah University

2:45-3:00p Gala #5 And suddenly we see (2018)San José State University

3:00-3:15p Gala #6 Armistice (2018)Lines Ballet/Dominican University

3:40-3:55p Gala #7  A “Passionate Expression:  of Grief or Sorrow (2018)Scottsdale Community College

4:00-4:15p Gala #8 Silent (2018)Orange Coast College

4:20-4:35p Gala #9 the sun will rise, and we will too (2018)Grand Canyon University

4:40-4:55p Gala #10 Inevitably, they exist (2018)Arizona State University





Saturday March 2, 2019 1:25pm - 5:15pm PST
Hammer Theatre

1:30pm PST

Contemporary Dance Technique (Adjudicator Master Class) (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

By Nomination Only:
A highly physical movement experience designed for the fearless dancer. Movement material will call for dancers to be comfortable moving in and through inverted positions. This class is a full body exploration of many diverse movement vernaculars. The warm-up will consist of exercises that spiral in and around a contracted and released core, as well as polyrhythmic movement phrases that push across the space. The instructor’s goal is to promote an in-depth understanding of alignment, skeletal awareness, stretching, strength building, movement efficiency, and injury prevention.

Adjudicators
avatar for Christian von Howard

Christian von Howard

Christian von Howard is the Artistic Director of the VON HOWARD PROJECT, a contemporary dance company in New York City. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii and nurtured in the Big Ole state of Texas, Christian is an international performer, teacher and choreographer. His professional career... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Washington Square 204

1:30pm PST

Crash Course in Choreography (Adjudicator Master Class)
Limited Capacity seats available

By Nomination Only:
In this class, participants will work together to make a dance by the end of the session. Dancers will all generate movement material and assemble a series of short studies. Then the material will be shaped into a single work with Keefe’s guidance. Participants will be expected to contribute choreographic suggestions, take risks as dancers, and participate fully as performers. The goal of the class is to consider how speedy decision-making can generate numerous choreographic possibilities. Limited to 24 dancers, all skill levels welcome.

Adjudicators
avatar for Maura Keefe

Maura Keefe

Maura Keefe, is a contemporary dance historian. She is a scholar in residence at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, where she writes about, lectures on, and interviews artists from around the world. Her writing for Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive has created an opportunity to explore... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Washington Square 106

1:30pm PST

Historical Dances - Baroque
Limited Capacity full
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Finding purpose in movement through story telling with a focus on character driven physicality.

Teachers
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Joan Walton

Faculty, San Jose State


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Washington Square 201

1:30pm PST

Latin Jazz (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
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An athletic movement class that explores the fusion of latin and jazz movements and techniques.

Teachers
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Tricia Rodgers

Faculty Rep, Mem, Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Tricia Rodgers originally hales from Dallas Fort Worth Texas area where she started her dance training at the young age of five.  As Tricia continued to grow so did her passion for the art of dance.  She attended and graduated from Brigham Young University where she received her... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hammer 4

1:30pm PST

Move Into Your Front Space (Adjudicator Master Class) (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity filling up

By Nomination Only:
Contemporary Dance Technique with Carl Flink, the artistic director of the award winning Twin Cities based dance company Black Label Movement and former member of the Limon Dance Company. Flink fuses his athletic background as a college level soccer player with his dance training based on his extensive explorations of the Limon technique, Paul Taylor style, contemporary partnering with Terry Creach and Stephen Koester and Laban/Bartenieff movement analysis with JoAnna Mendl Shaw to create a propulsive technique class that drives and flows through space. Expect to go upside down!

Adjudicators
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Carl Flink

Carl Flink is the founder of the Twin Cities, MN based dance company; Black Label Movement (BLM). Carl Flink and BLM's awards include two 2016 Regional Emmy Award nominations, a 2016 MN Sage Award nomination, being named to the 2015 Twin Cities Star Tribune Best of MN Dance Community... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Dance Theatre SPX 216 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

1:30pm PST

Pro Dance Team Jazz (Int/Adv)
Limited Capacity full
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A class based around the hard-hitting and visually striking style of dance performed in sports arenas across the country by such teams as the LA Laker Girls or Boston Celtics Dancers. There will be a brief warm-up and full dance combination taught with discussion surrounding the performance techniques necessary to perform this type of material.

Teachers
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Andy Vaca

ACDA Board President, California State University, Long Beach
Andy Vaca is the President of ACDA and a Professor and former Department Chair of Dance at CSU Long Beach. In addition to dancing for the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Jazzworks-A Dance Company, Keith Johnson/Dancers, and Bodytalk, Andy is well-known as a choreographer for professional... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
SPX 178 Paseo de San Carlos, San Jose, CA 95192

1:30pm PST

Salsa
Limited Capacity full
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Break on ONE! Leading and following techniques with intricate patterns you can dance anywhere.

Teachers
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Maria Basile

Faculty, Mem, San Jose State
Maria Basile is co-artistic director/choreographer/performer for sjDANCEco. 2010 recipient of Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Fellowship for Performance and 2009 Individual Artist Special Recognition award for choreography. 2009 “Isadora Duncan Award” nominee for Best Performance... Read More →


Saturday March 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Hal Todd Studio Theatre

6:00pm PST

Faculty Reception
Saturday March 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm PST
The Loft

6:00pm PST

7:45pm PST

Gala Concert
ACDA Gala, West conference, 2019
In Program Order


1. Knowing What You Know (2019)
Modesto Junior College
 
2. From…last night’s attempted restless sleep - #1 from…Animal Soup Mix 1994 - #2 from…the front page of the New York Times 2018 - #3 from…Juxtapose 1998 - #4 from…my last dentist visit 2018 - #5 from…last years ACDA 2018 - #6 from… Solingen 2001 - #7 from… Mech and Kate 2000 - #8 from… CDE 2015 - #9 from… from… 2019 - #10 from… never find the stage 1985 (2019)
California State University, Fresno
 
3. Wigs and Tarts (2018)
Santa Rosa Junior College
 
4. Slog Dreams (2018)
Southern Utah University
 
5. And suddenly we see (2018)
San José State University
 
INTERMISSION
 
6. Armistice (2018)
Lines Ballet/Dominican University
 
7. A “Passionate Expression:  of Grief or Sorrow (2018)
Scottsdale Community College
 
8. Silent (2018)
Orange Coast College
 
9. the sun will rise, and we will too (2018)
Grand Canyon University
 
10. Inevitably, they exist (2018)
Arizona State University

Saturday March 2, 2019 7:45pm - 10:00pm PST
Hammer Theatre

10:00pm PST